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isn't what it was supposed to be, was it? joining me is republican strategist john feehery and democratic strategist bob shrum. did you hear that, feehery? >> yes, sir. >> okay. good. the republican party can no longer count on white voters to carry them to victory in national elections. the white proportion dropped two points, from 72 puff -- actually went to 72% from 74%. while the minority percentage steadily is rising. here is how the 2012 election broke down by racial group. president obama won just 39% of the white vote down from 49% 43% last time, but he outperforms by so much in other demographic groups, he overcomes the white voter deficit. obama got 93% of the black vote on tuesday, 71% of the latino vote. by the way, that's a big difference from the way "w" did it. "w" did pretty well among latino voters, and he got 73% of the asian vote. bob shrum, i want to start with this. we all know looking around and who we know, the country is changing. a lot more people moving to this country from the south, less so from europe, more from asia, south asia, india, pakistan
, particularly in the deep south. joy reid is managing editor of the grio, and john feehery is a republican strategist. i think there were some racial games played by people like donald trump and sununu, but let me tell you, i'm not saying any voters are prejudiced, but i think there's an attitude about federal government policy, resistance to the federal government in the deep south that goes across lines like being more supportive of tough defense, very much against bureaucracy. somewhat still populist but also resident in all fairness to the civil rights area. the deep south didn't like democrats long before obama came along. they particularly don't like him. >> i think that's absolutely true. you have seen the republican party increasingly become a southern party. look, you hear when you look at people in the south, the rhetoric is about statism. it's tenth amendment stuff. it's all this idea of the federal government overreaching, and there was a lot of sort of pro-confederate revisionism you heard coming out of even the tea party movement, and i think the tea party was also mainly a s
. >> well-said, john feehery. you're a jack kemp republican, an admirable thing to be. big tent. >> get more vos. >> it's a game of addition. >> we're watching the debate begin -- knives are always out when you lose an election. we have to expect this is going to be a rough fight on the republican right wing side. >> the country will be better off if the kind of thing john is talking about prevails in the republican party. >> i think it will. >> we need two governing parties. >> people should both be competing for african-american votes, both sides should -- >> can i say something real quick? >> because it's not healthy to have one side say self-deport to the people who don't have papers. that very much gets to the mindset of the people who do have papers i would think. your thoughts quickly, john. >> i will say that i think john boehner is going to do a good job as speaker, and we're going to get stuff done, and it's going to be good for the country because i think boehner is thinking first about how do we make this country better, and i think it's going to be good for the country. >> i hop
this i that's rid includes. >> let's get away from the ethnic for a second. talk about this john feehery. i just watched "lincoln" last night. tommy lee jones steals the movie. it's an amazing part. and daniel day-lewis is fabulous. anyway, you talk about the tenth amendment in the south, why is the tenth amendment which reserv reserves powers to the states so much an issue with republicans? why do they love that tenth amendment so much? is sounds like the civil war to me. your thoughts. >> my thought is i would prefer to talk about things not constitutional arguments but the tenth amendment movement is about the federal government is screwing up and we want to have -- spend less of our money and spend more of our money back home. there is a tenth amendment saying that what is not reserved -- not defined in the constitution is reserved to the states and the states should take care of it. the idea that the government locally can do the best job for the american people. that's a constitutional argument. i think it can be a good argument but i don't think it necessarily -- those type of con
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